Monday, February 19, 2007
Partly Mummified Body Found At Home In Front Of TV
HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. - An elderly man's body was found in his home more than a year after his death, with the television still on and his features mummified thanks to the dry atmosphere inside the home, the medical examiner's office said. Vincenzo Ricardo, 70, apparently died of natural causes, according to Dr. Stuart Dawson, Suffolk County's deputy chief medical examiner. Southampton Town police found Ricardo's body this week when they responded to a report of burst pipes at his home on Wakeman Road.
He was found sitting in a chair in front of the television set, as though he were watching it.
The question: What was he watching??